Written by Tom Clarke • Published 25th July 2019 • 3 minute read
The summer heatwave has officially arrived, with temperatures north of 30 degrees expected, London will be hotter than the likes of Ibiza, New York and Miami.
Whilst the lures of rooftop bars and ice-cold rose makes the heat manageable during the day, when it comes to the nights, trying to get to sleep and stay cool can be quite a tricky process.
But there’s no need for Londoners to suffer sleepless nights anymore due to technology advancements. We’ve taken a look at five tech gadgets that are helping people sleep better in the heat.
With the sun rising on average at 5 am most mornings, people find themselves waking up earlier than usual. In fact, just the smallest amount of light can disrupt REM and deep sleep, leading to that groggy feeling when you wake up. The manta sleep mask guarantees 100% total darkness. When compared to most other sleep masks which are uncomfortable and don’t block the light out fully, consider Manta to be the answer you’ve been searching for.
With a slick Velcro design, it allows for you to fine-tune your mask so you get the best possible fit, and100% blackout.
Advances in technology have allowed us to count our steps, track our calories and monitor our heart rate and now we can even track our sleep.
The Withings sleep mat provides an in-depth analysis of your sleep, by tracking both sleep cycle and your heart rate and detects snoring. Wake every morning to find out your sleep score and learn how to improve your sleeping patterns through the in-app coaching program. The programme helps you to reduce fatigue, improve health and support weight management.
Simply place the mat under the mattress after a one-time setup process, and sync via Wi-Fi, then check out the data the next morning!
Created by former insomniacs who originally struggled to find simple, safe and drug-free solutions to their sleep problems. Dodow is a circular box design that you put on your bedside table which projects light onto your ceiling.
The aim is to breathe in rhythm with the light, so inhaling when the beam expands and exhaling when it retracts. You’ll notice that the flow of your thoughts will decrease due to your focus being on the light.
The numbers are impressive, 61% of users have stated they fall asleep 2.5 times faster using Dodow than they did before, and 76% of users gave it a score of 4 out of 5 or above.
At £49 not only is it an effective alternative but it’s also a far healthier alternative to sleeping tablets which will leave you feeling refreshed the next morning.
Continuing with the theme of cutting-edge technology is one of the UK’s first Smart Fans, AirGo. Certainly, something we’ve all needed this week!
It couldn’t be simpler, download the app and control the fan from anywhere, so when you arrive home after a hard day at work to a cool house you can just sit and chill…
But the technology doesn’t stop there, connect your AirGo to your trusted voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and make it voice-activated.
A common factor for people not getting enough sleep is down to excessive use of mobile phones right before heading to bed. iPhones and other smartphone brands emit blue light which can delay the release of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep.
The Ruark + Linley Tempo Radio provides the perfect opportunity to leave your phone out of the bedroom, with a built-in OLED screen projecting the time and alarm setting capabilities whilst having the ability to play both DAB and FM
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